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Old February 3rd, 2005, 08:01 PM   #21
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I am quite sure that no flights from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires and Sydney are offered. On the other hand I believe that Colombo is served from Amsterdam by Martinair. So is this network map really up to date?
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Old February 4th, 2005, 01:24 PM   #22
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http://www.schiphol.nl/media/portal/...ap/netwerk.jpg

The properties of the picture are from www.schiphol.nl, so I got it from their own site; that makes is weird. But who knows, maybe they used an incomplete and outdated picture. I also suspected it, because Ams. airport serves more places in the world than this picture shows.
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Old February 4th, 2005, 01:28 PM   #23
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Belgrade and Tirana have been left out.
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Old February 7th, 2005, 08:16 PM   #24
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Best airport in Europe, no doubt.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 01:16 PM   #25
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Since the last pic didnt work, here's a new one of the 'Gateway-building' by Benthem Crouwel architects. They are planning to construct this building in 2007. Next to it, you see the 'Hilton-extension crescents, than the completed 4 tower WTC complex, and next to that is the beautiful Sheraton hotel.

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Old February 12th, 2005, 08:46 AM   #26
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I love Amsterdam International. I don't know what it is about Schiphol. Maybe it is the fact that it is in one of the best countries in the world. Het can neit beter!!!
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Old February 12th, 2005, 08:52 AM   #27
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I am quite sure that no flights from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires and Sydney are offered. On the other hand I believe that Colombo is served from Amsterdam by Martinair. So is this network map really up to date?
don't klm code share with malaysia airlines to sydney?
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Old February 12th, 2005, 02:32 PM   #28
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don't klm code share with malaysia airlines to sydney?
true, but on the map Sydney is shown as a direct flight from Amsterdam. BTW, I think no airplane in the world has the range to fly nonstop between Amsterdam and Sydney. If code share destinations would be included in the map, there would have been many more red dots on it. I think the map is out of date.
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Old February 12th, 2005, 10:35 PM   #29
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The map is the pre-911 situation. It shows all direct flights at that time (not necessary non-stops). KLM then still had Sydney and Buenos Aires online. Now they codeshare with Malaysia to the 5 major Aussie airports and with TAM to Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Martinair now serves Kathmandu and Colombo and Tobago, and within Europe, now all 3 newly independent Baltic states are also directly connected to Schiphol. In the USA, Delta recently opended a nonstop to Cincinnaty. More to come next summer!
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Old February 21st, 2005, 06:55 PM   #30
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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol constructs new Pier H.
03-02-2005


New H pier.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has this week started construction of its new Pier H for European point-to-point traffic. The new pier, the airport’s seventh pier, will contain seven aircraft parking stands and will be built perpendicular to the existing Pier G. The new pier is needed to create more space in the central area of the airport terminal to accommodate the anticipated growth of the SkyTeam alliance, incorporating Air France-KLM and partners.

By adding the new Pier H to the west wing of the airport terminal, space will be created for a number of airlines that are not part of the SkyTeam alliance, and which carry few transfer passengers. This is to avoid a possible shortage of aircraft parking stands in the central area of the terminal in the next few years.

Pier H differs from the airport’s other piers because market requirements have changed. Point-to-point airlines that carry few transfer passengers, in particular require efficient ground-handling services and short turnaround times (the time between aircraft arrival and departure).The new pier will not contain passenger jetties. The passenger will be guided from the new departure lounge to the pre-boarding zones on the ground floor of the pier shortly before boarding. The passenger can then walk across the apron (20 to 40 metres) to the aircraft parked close to the waiting area. Just as at other piers, coach transport is available to take disabled persons from the departure lounge to the aircraft.

Pier H will serve both Schengen and non-Schengen flights. A new Schengen lounge, Departure Lounge 4, will be created in the newly extended west wing of the airport terminal in addition, and adjacent to the existing non-Schengen lounge, Departure Lounge 3. Schengen and non-Schengen passengers can thus access Pier H independently of each other.

The new pier is scheduled to be completed around mid-October this year, opening in early November 2005.


Schiphol to get dedicated LCC pier/concourse.
According to Dutch daily De Telegraaf, Schiphol will build a new pier (concourse) to be used exclusively by low cost carriers. The new H pier will be and extension of the G pier. By concentrating all the LCCs at one pier, Schiphol hopes to be in a better position to help them achieve fast turn-arounds.LCCs currently account for 10% of passengers using Schiphol.

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Old February 26th, 2005, 04:01 PM   #31
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Tulips Protect Amsterdam Airport

Fields of tulips and daffodils being planted around Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport will not only add more color in the spring but also make it safer for planes to land.

A spokesman for Schiphol said "the vibrant blooms were a deterrent to birds damaging planes after being sucked into jet engines during landing or take off. The mice and other rodents that some birds hunt were repulsed by the scent of tulip and daffodil bulbs, and without their prey, the winged predators would have little reason to frequent the area around the airport".

"It's a known fact that this works and it is certainly a more friendly way of getting rid of the birds than some other airports have employed," the spokesman said.

The airport reports approximately three bird strikes for every 10,000 landings and take-offs.
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Old February 27th, 2005, 04:57 AM   #32
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With the entry of KLM into the SkyTeam airline alliance, KLM has returned to Atlanta. There used to be a 747 3-4 times per week from Atlanta to Amsterdam, but now there is a daily 767.
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Old February 27th, 2005, 02:34 PM   #33
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Is that a one-way flight, or does it make a stop-over in for example New York?
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Old February 27th, 2005, 02:41 PM   #34
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Any pics of the interior?
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Old February 27th, 2005, 02:41 PM   #35
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Old March 12th, 2005, 03:27 PM   #36
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RIJKSMUSEUM AT SCHIPHOL.



Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol, Amsterdam
The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol is situated on the Holland Boulevard, in the area beyond passport control between the E and F Pier. The museum is open daily from 07.00 to 20.00 hours and can be visited free of charge. The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol hosts a permanent exhibition of ten works by Dutch masters from the Golden Age from the collection of the Rijksmuseum. The temporary exhibitions change a couple times a year.

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol is a joint and unique initiative of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Rijksmuseum is the first museum in the world to have a branch at an airport and Schiphol is the first airport to have a museum in its terminal building. On 9 December 2002, the museum was officially opened by His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange.

GOLDEN AGE
The museum presents a permanent exhibition of famous masters from Holland's Golden Age. The collection comprises paintings by Jacob van Ruisdael, Pieter de Hoogh and Jan Steen. A highlight is the portrait of Saskia van Uylenburgh by Rembrandt. In addition to this permanent mini collection, temporary exhibitions are staged throughout the year.

FLOATING MUSEUM
The museum itself is also well worth seeing. It is suspended above the ground from two pillars. A well-stocked shop is located underneath this floating, golden construction, the Rijksmuseum shop. Digital information is available on the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
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Old March 12th, 2005, 03:50 PM   #37
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I always like flying into Schiphol. While it's spread out, it's clean, modern, with nice lounges and nice restaurants. The Dutch seem to do a pretty efficient job of running the airport and KLM does as well. International travel is always stressful, but it sure helps when the airport facilities and personnel are efficient and organized.
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Old March 13th, 2005, 07:23 PM   #38
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Create you're own world at KLM.com




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Old March 19th, 2005, 04:07 PM   #39
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Schiphol Boosts Security After Diamond Heist

Military police are to guard valuable cargo at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport after thieves hijacked a security truck in what may have been the country's biggest ever diamond raid, the Dutch government said on Tuesday.The announcement came as a military police spokesman said the number of detectives investigating Friday's robbery, in which Dutch media said jewels worth around EUR75 million (USD$99.10 million) were stolen, had been doubled to 40.

The largest ever gem theft recorded by Guinness World Records resulted in an estimated loss of USD$100 million when most of the vaults at the Antwerp Diamond Centre in Belgium were emptied.Dutch Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner announced the extra temporary security measures in parliament, and said they included permanent surveillance on cargo ramps and armed escorts for valuable goods. He said Schiphol Airport would try to bring forward the introduction of passes for staff including biometric data such as iris-scans to this year instead of 2006, and that employee screening by the intelligence service would be more intensive.

Industry organization Aircargo Nederland (ACN) said the robbery came as no surprise given that military police have been told to concentrate on fighting drug smuggling, human trafficking and preventing attacks. "The transport of valuable goods is competing for supervision and control with priorities set by politicians and the marechaussee (military police)," Ben Radstaak of the ACN was quoted as saying in daily newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad.

Michel Einhorn of Cool Diamonds, who said he lost USD$1.2 million worth of diamonds in the theft, told Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad he did not expect them to be found again and criticized security at the airport. "Experience shows that if gems are not found within 24 hours, they are never found," he was quoted as saying. "An airport is supposed to be amongst the most impenetrable places of the land. It is unthinkable that armed men entered the terrain and then left without a shot being fired. And I cannot even pass security with a nail clipper," he added.

KLM security staff were threatened during the robbery on Friday morning. No-one was injured. The security truck belonging to KLM Cargo was later found abandoned but the thieves, who a source close to the investigation said were heavily armed, remain at large. Officials declined to put a figure to the value of the stolen goods which were on their way to a flight bound for world diamond center Antwerp. "We don't know the exact contents yet. Declarations from owners are still coming in," military police spokesman Rob Stenacker said.

Airline KLM-Air France said it would not give further details while the investigation by Dutch police was continuing. In September, South African police foiled an attempt by five gunmen to rob KLM of valuable cargo at Johannesburg Airport. Last May, British police arrested seven men at Heathrow Airport after foiling an attempted gold heist.

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